I began sculpting as a teenager in the early 60’s. Little did I know
the first figure I created would lead to a lifetime connection with the clay.
Living in Montana made it possible for me to study at the phenomenal Archie Bray Foundation. It was there that I learned to incorporate sculpture and functional pottery. Teapots lent their full-bodied shapes to sculptured figures and large oriental vases became oriental faces.
I attended workshops at the University of Montana. In awe I watched the masters, Rudy Autio and Peter Voulkos, the heart and soul of ceramics, give inspiration as they created massive vessels..
Ultimately, carving and sculpture were more important to me than mastering the wheel. With ease, my hands turned to hand building and the human figure. Models in character dress became a challenge to capture a story told by a small clay portrait. That story would become the object of my work. The portrait of family evokes a feeling of the strength of a mountain, a Mount Hood porcelain sculpture. The embraced couple tells of a love steadfast and solid also formed out of Mt. Hood porcelain.
Thank you for viewing my work.
Sculpt and Fire The clay and the story….
Butte Interpretations 1996 "chess set" 2000 "bridge"
Helena Holter Museum 1990 Electrum "oriental carved tea pot" http://www.holtermuseum.org/
Kalispell Hockaday Museum - 1998 Day of the Dead http://www.hockadaymuseum.org/
Bozeman la petite gallery 1991 postage stamp "girl in blue" and "basket case"
Helena Art in the Park
Pacific Grove 1993
Miniature Art Society 1991 "lady in the park" and "artist" 1992 and "russian" http://www.worldfineart.com/MASNJ/
Sanford Art Affair Gallery 2010 Inside Outside "mother nature" birdbath 2011 12 x 12 "snowfall" http://www.artaffairgallery.com/
Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts The 99th Exhibition 2010 "tower" http://ctacademy.org
Vancouver Sixth Street Gallery Show some Emotion 2010 "passion" http://www.sixthstreetgallery.com
Seattle Gallery 110 Couplings 2011 "untitled" couple embracing http://www.gallery110.com
Venture Gallery http://www.venturegallery.com/